|Anemone hupehensis 'Prinz Heinrich'|
|Windflower 'Prinz Heinrich'|
|Japanese anemones are best grown in a position where there is space for them to spread. They can be invasive but this is weighed against their attractiveness and usefulness in the garden. 'Prinz Heinrich' is a medium-sized plant with dark green lobed foliage on strong, straight stems which support very dark-pink, semi-double flowers with a rich yellow centre. It is one of the earliest-flowering Japanese anemones.
NOTE: Seeds, when offered, cannot be guaranteed to come true, but in my experience resulting seedlings will tend to have the characteristics of the variety. They should be sown as soon as possible on receipt.
|Sowing and/or growing instructions|
|From autumn to spring, fill small pots or modules with seed compost, compacting down well. Water the compost until it is well saturated, allowing surplus water to drain off. Tease out some of the woolly contents in the packet as thinly as possible and firmly press into the compost in each container, covering with 1mm compost. Place sown containers in sealed plastic bags and maintain temperature of 60-65F/15-18C for two weeks, misting if compost dries out. Move pots to cooler temperature, 35-40F/1.5-4.5C for six weeks, then exclude light and keep at 60-65F/15-18C. Germination should occur in 1-3 months. Very carefully transplant seedlings to individual pots, avoiding any root disturbance. Grow on under glass, then acclimatise to outdoor conditions and plant out in final positions.|